PHAI announces 2015 Port Granby Project Citizen Liaison Group

Port Hope, Ontario (March 26, 2015) – The Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office (PHAI MO) has named its 2015 Port Granby Project Citizen Liaison Group (CLG).

Three new members have been selected, after a public recruitment campaign, to serve a two-year term on the volunteer group that provides the PHAI MO with community perspectives about the cleanup and safe long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste in the Port Granby area of Southeast Clarington. Newly selected members are: Maria Kordas-Fraser, Jack Hampsey and Heather Rambukkana. They join three other members who are entering the second year of their term: Marc Landry, Suzanne Land and Bonnie Wrightman.  Member selection is carried out by an independent, third-party facilitator.

“We’re pleased to have such a diverse group of skilled individuals with a strong interest in the Port Granby Project,” said Marty Kapitan, manager, legal agreement programs, PHAI MO. “Through their input and ideas, they provide valuable benefits to the community and to the PHAI MO as the project moves forward. We look forward to working with them.”

CLG members represent a broad cross-section of community interests that includes the environment, business, education, health and community life. Members can apply to sit as official representatives of a community group or association or as citizens at large.

The CLG meets a minimum of four times a year and is launching the 2015 term with a day-long orientation session. The orientation includes presentations about the Port Hope and Port Granby projects and tours of the major remediation sites. Throughout their term, members have the opportunity to participate in activities that help enhance their technical understanding of the projects such as environmental monitoring field demonstrations.

To learn more about the CLG, visit the CLG page, phone the PHAI Management Office at 905.885.0291 or drop in to the Project Information Exchange at 115 Toronto Road in Port Hope.